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spectacular debates, not all of them. but in florida he took newt gingrich out. newt gingrich no slouch at debating or intellect for that matter. and then later on he took out rick santorum. it's like he had a machete in his hand and he knocked these guys down. is it possible he might do the same thing about president obama who is rusty, has not had a debate and has had people fawning over him for four years? >> i don't think he's rusty because he spent a lot of time campaigning and what a lot of people don't see usually from the mainstream media is how he performs in his campaign stops as well as town hall meetings. i don't think you're going to see any rust on mitt romney. i'm very optimist being aboic a he's going to do tonight. >> let's go back to our distinguished kudlow caucus. you say the teleprompter has gone nuts. we don't need that. what do you expect obama to do tonight? he's going to come at romney. he's a very gifted orator. where do you think he'll start? i want rom anyway ni ney to com aggressive. will obama come out aggressive? >> no, i don't think he'll come out aggress
unless it is gingrich, santorum and bachmann. >> when they said zingers, i didn't interpret it that he was going to come out and be funny. because he is not a funny guy. >> right. >> jennifer: but i think he means he is going to go after him. >> john: but either way i think i was imprudent to telegraph that. >> jennifer: yeah. >> cenk: it's about that overreaching. i can't wait to see how that is going to go down. we have to take a break, and i want to keep it real do you guys prepare zingers before break. so get your answers ready. [ laughter ] >> cenk: all right. and david shuster is in denver. we'll check in with him as well when we return on current. america. bringing jobs home now. >> cenk: we're back with current's politically direct coverage of the presidential debates. the first ones tonight. we have david shuster in denver, and he'll tell us about the formatting for tonight. what do you have. >> the debate is divided in to six essentially what they are calling pods. there is no opening statement. jim lehrer will pose a question the first three pods are abou
it' not a story? >> even newt gingrich said this is not a story. >> who cares what newt gingrich says. megyn: thank you both so much. we are taking your thoughts on it. what do you think? is this a story and do it enlighten you about president obama? let me know. remember the prostitution scandal that rocked the secret service, allegations of agents misbehaving in colombia. there was no ban in place before. wait, yes, there was. details next. vice president biden finding himself in the middle of a firefight between both sides of the aisle after saying the middle class has been buried the last four years while he was in power. we'll take a look at his latest comment and debate whether this is as big a deal as some are suggesting. >> how they can justify raising tax on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. are you receiving a payout from a legal settlement or annuity over 10 or even 20 years? call imperial structured settlements. the experts at imperial can convert your long-term payout into a lump sum of cash today. that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everythin
. gingrich did it with wrong king of cnn and our own juan williams during the republican primaries. our senior political analyst brit hume has been in this position. here is his take on the job difficulties. >> you are at the center of attention but you don't want to be. you want the candidate to be the story, you want to facilitate that. you have to be firm enough and sharpen your questioning enough so it makes for an interesting debate and be careful not to cross the line to where it looks like you are favoring one candidate over another. >>jonathan: he says he things it is unlikely the candidates themselves will attack the moderator tonight because he says while that may happen in a primary contest it is far less likely to happen with these candidates trying to look presidential tonight. >>shepard: there is criticism over a lack of racial diversity. >>jonathan: just divertity in general. you look at the moderators of the presidential debate, candy, in the middle, from cnn, is the first woman moderator of a presidential debate for something like 20 years. juan williams says there are
is a joke, but it's quite serious. when i met gingrich i said i hope the election is not lost by the republicans on the color line. it seems like it's almost over although i wish him well. host: an independent scholar, ann in virginia. caller: i will be watching, definitely. in fact, it's probably going to be the highest watched debates ever, just because people are anxious to see what mitt romney will talk about, because he has gone this far and it feels to me like his campaign has been i am not barack obama. we want to hear specifics. i am just concerned and his approach. i just want to see what it's going to be. i voted for the president the last election even though i am independent. there's a lot about the republican platform, the party platform that i agree with and there's a lot about the democratic party platform i don't agree with. but when it comes to leadership, it has been really embarrassing to watch mitt romney. it is just sad. so this will be his chance. peter he will pull it off or not. i am not going to vote for him just because of-principle of- he will pull i
energizedded to vote. particularly as they hear such things as newt gingrich's primary season talk of the food stamp president. >> we think unconditional efforts by the best food stamp president in american history to maximize dependence is terrible for the future of this country. >> to me it means black, hispanic and poor and that we're lazy. so, when i heard them saying that about president obama, i take that very seriously because they're just all negative. he is not the food stamp king. he is about helping people regardless. people need help. >> brown: this summer the national urban league issued a study saying that if black voting patterns revert to 2004 levels, the president will lose north carolina. and the obama campaign taking that threat seriously is paying particular attention to historically black colleges like north carolina's central university. michelle obama spoke there last month. >> and if barack wins north carolina, we'll be well on our way to putting barack back in the white house for four more years. >> brown: on saturday the campaign set up a tent amid the pregame drillin
on the race? former speaker of the house is here, newt gingrich. >> good to be with you. >> greta: i am curious whether you think the complete tapeville any impact whatsoever on the race? >> oh, i think it has some impact. it's a little bit like joe biden saying, they want to put you back in chains. it's a reminder of the depth of dishonesty, the appeals to racism, the factual false hoods that are at the heart of the modern left. what then senator obama said was factually false. new orleans got far more money than new york tea and a great deal of mon that he was not matched by the stafford act. the process of the federal government taking care of the people of new orleans, in fact, was far larger because of the problem was much larger. huan entire city that was a disaster, as opposed to the immediate crisis of 9/11 and the world trade center. but factual inaccuracies are at the heart of the modern left. if they have to rely on the facts, they will lose every time. so they just routinely engage in demagoguery, which the vice-president did today, talking about the middle class. all of thi
? >> that is the third option, and that is to criticize the question as newt gingrich did very effectively in the republican primaries when asked about marital problems. >> it could have said i would kill the son of a -- [laughter] >> one of the purposes of the debate was to actually try to learn something about the candidate you do not already know. what we argue about him is vacation reading included swedish land use planning. i agree absolutely with sandy. i would have wanted to kill him, but we are a nation of laws. he apparently had a brother that was killed in an automotive accident and another relative who was mugged. as of was that question was and of prepared as he was, that is the nature of the presidency. things will happen for which you are not prepared, and i thought it may have been an unfair glimpse, but it was also telling, and i defend the question. >> what does the canada do when a question like that is posed the comes out of left field? it does reach to sometimes the heart of your character or personality? >> i think he did the right thing. there was no pause. there was
in particular. he took newt gingrich out in florida. at a moment when gingrich was really a big contender. romney took him out. >> even though the president, one of the best thing he does is speak publicly. >> you go back and look at those hillary/obama debates. hillary gave him a run for his money. i don't think he was overwhelming. that's why a lot of insiders probably myself included expect romney to do well tonight assuming he doesn't do anything really weird. >> larry, we'll talk to you in a bit. as the debate is live in about 20 minutes. let's bring in auto industry legend bob lutz now. former president of chrysler. currently bob sits on the boards of via motors. i want your reaction on this. >> because of all the actions he took, because of the calls he made, because of the determination of american workers and the unparallel of our special forces, we can now proudly say what you've heard me say the last six months. osama bin laden is dead and general motors is alive. >> pretty powerful as the former auto executive, is the auto bailout something that weighs heavily in the president
, gingrich is made to go out and vote -- so it convinces me to go out and vote. guest: the next cover story will deal with precisely this subject. the libertarian party is working to get permanently on balance. these are perfectly good reasons to vote expressively. unfortunately, it will not determine the outcome of the election that is dominated by two parties. newell also not get the libertarian vote on the ballot -- you will also not get the libertarian vote on the ballot in your state. even when we are talking about third parties, smaller scale elections, the numbers are still pretty big. again, though, very happy for anybody who enjoys wearing their "i voted" sticker. and anyone likes to vote for the libertarian guy, by all means, but understand you are not influencing who gets on the ballot. catherine mangu-ward is the managing editor of reason magazine. if you encourage people not to vote, do you risk having the candidates that you prefer losing the election be on the ballot? are you responsible, basically, for a loss for your party? guest: the idea that if you are the one to blame i
in 1993. and i worked with john kasic and newt gingrich rich, and it got the job done. we balanced the budget. we were paying off debt. the economy was growing. the unemployment rate was going down and poverty rates were going down. other than that, it didn't work. i didn't like the welfare bill. i voted against it because i didn't believe it provided the kind of child care and work support we needed to provide. we came back in, in 1997, and did it. idon't oppose of people-- don't oppose at all. receiving welfare to have to work. i think it is a good thing to do. i was governor in 1983 when we were in recession. we had no tax increase over that food. -- over that four years. we lowered the tax on ford. -- food. the governors will tell you. spend more money here, spend more money there. and we held the line. in this campaign i have endorsed republican proposals to cut spending. the conservative senator from oklahoma. i am proposing to cut congress today. it simply isn't true to say that i haven't supported spending cuts, because i have done plenty of it in the past. >> thank you. se
in fact ended up losing that primary to newt gingrich. you just can't do that in debates. they were stumbles he doesn't normally have. and i would expect him to have corrected those. >> and then it is not just the words, but it is the body language. and you have written in your op-ed piece that romney sometimes has an -- if you watch, he has a bit of an awkward smile when his opponent is talking, right? >> he does. you have to remember the camera is on you even if you're not speaking. if they're saying ugly things about you, yoube smiling. it is an awkward smirk. >> you have the president, here is an example, we have an example of him raising his hands, pointing his finger, while his opponent answered a question, wait for it, and you'll see, the president do this, good or bad move? >> i don't think it is a particularly good move. i've always been told to kind of, you know, keep that finger down. you don't know what's going to happen once you start pointing to somebody. it could go off. i think you keep the finger pointing away. >> bottom line, who wins? >> i think it will be a great
powerful? >> because it took gingrich's argument and showed the absurdity in one line. >> cnn is told there is a ritual to romney's debate prep. after each session, his inner circle, beth myers, stewart stevens and ed gles pe, spend hours going over his answers with him so see how how can improve. >> you have to figure out how they're likely to expres themselves with the body language is going to be like. >> portman learned that in 2000. >> he got kind of physical. sort of stood up, al gore got right in his face and so in the debate preps with governor george w. bush in 2000, i did that. and governor bush's reaction was of course, he's not going to do that. that's ridiculous. >> but can he get things done? >> that's exactly what gore did. >> and i believe i can. >> did he practice a nod or did you just -- warn him he was going to physically approach him. >> i think the point is that governor bush was ready for it and that was not a high point for vice president gore. >> that's fascinating, that they knew gore was going to try to sort of physically approach him. >> that's right. as sen
with newt gingrich. we have to get back to that context when it is not about political party but taking care of people and moving forward. leadership is not about blame. it is the house's fall for the president's fault. leadership is about rolling up your sleeves and locking yourself in a room and leading by example. congress has not been able to come of with a budget in 2,000 days. that is ridiculous. let's come up with a budget. there is legislation that is bipartisan. no budget no pay legislation says if congress doesn't do its job and have a responsible budget they don't get paid. that is a step in the right direction. my pledge is i will co-sponsor that legislation which is bipartisan and holds congress accountable for doing with their job which is passing a budget and they haven't done it in 2,000 days. has the no budget no pay legislation. >> the question is about compromise. give us another ec would be willing to compromise on. bera: there are many of us who thing no child left behind is going in the wrong direction. i will stand against my own party and the president. i don't think
santorum or maybe newt gingrich who said he is the single worst candidate to oppose the president on healthcare because he's the grandfather of the bill himself. i think he doesn't have credibility with the public on that issue. tell me i'm wrong. >> he does have credibility. he said he's going to repeal it as president in conjunction with the republican congress. he's got credibility. and he's going to take this issue to president obama. >> eliot: there are parts of it he likes, kids staying on their parent's health insurance until age 26 and pre-existing conditions. everybody knows you can't have those without paying for it. the way to pay for it is the individual mandate which is the third rail of politics. we'll talk about it later in the show. so mitt romney has put himself into an intellectual box even if it may not be a political case. >> i think he will make the case for repeal in the debates. every post still shows they want repeal. >> eliot: we'll talk about it more in a minute. up next, a preview of another
in the debates guys like newt gingrich and rick santorum could really seem to get under his skin, get him a little agitated. you don't want to do that. you want to appear presidential next to a sitting president. he's hugely important tomorrow night. >> eliot: does either one of these guys have a sense of humor? not something i'm going to pretend i could use effectively in a debate. but there's nothing moment than a moment of levity to appear human and to make people like you. can either one of them pull it off? >> possibly but it is difficult. romney has struggled with jokes. he may be -- he may be good outside the political arena but it is hard to convey a sense of humor in these situations. obama has a dry wit but again something very hard to communicate in 90 seconds. >> eliot: mitt romney looks awkward whenever he tries to be funny. every evening comedian revels in the mitt romney mockery. it is a little unfair to the guy. i feel for him. anybody who's been in politics feels for the candidate who is being beaten
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